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    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 9 Jun 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Homesickness
    • Jimmy really wants to go home. He says he should be allowed to go home because of all he has gone through. His living conditions are better and he gets ice cream three times a week. He talks about planting tobacco and it makes him homesick. His...
    • 541. Rose Island path, 1933

    • Amusement Parks; Bridges
    • The image shows several one story buildings at the back, hidden among the trees. The bridge, no wider than for one or two persons, is a plank bridge with woven side railings. At several points there are larger pieces of timber forming a cover over...
    • 43. 218 West Chestnut Street

    • Architecture; Education
    • The land was owned by the Croghan family. They were related to George Rogers Clark. Eakins and his company built the home and it was then lived in and owned by Artemis McNaughton. He ran the iron foundary at the Carworks (see image 19....
    • 432. Soggy Records, February 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers
    • This image is the interior of the County Clerk's office inside the Clark County Courthouse after the flood waters receded. Mounds of records needed to be dried and sorted. A mud covered shovel can be seen on the left hand side. Stacks of ledger...
    • Korean War Letter from William E Woods to Jesse G Dorsey 23 May 1951

    • Korean War, 1950-1953--United States; United States. Navy--Military life; USS Estes (AGC-12); Speedometer (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Military training--Damage Control; Correspondence
    • Bill has been in Damage Control school. He thinks it is the best school in the Navy. He has learned how to patch holes from bombs and do some diving. They have been doing lots of drills and he has not had much sleep. They are learning different...
    • 22. 303 West Market Street

    • Architecture
    • 303 West Market Street was built around 1870. It was the home of one of the most prominent members of the Jeffersonville German community, Herman Preefer. Herr Preefer was a charter member of St. Lucas /St. Luke's church, helped establish the...
    • 124. Clark County map, 1801

    • Maps; County government
    • This map shows just the area of Clark County, Indiana as it was originally drawn in 1801. Two towns are identified, Clarksville and Springville. The western border ran along the Blew (Blue) River north to the East Fork White River to a point on the...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 1 May 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Farming; Weather; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown
    • Jimmy talks about his family and asks about Frank's family. He talks about the war ending and people being drafted. He talks about the weather and spring planting. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank A. and Dorothy Smith...
    • 10. 501 East Riverside Drive

    • Architecture
    • The address of this home when it was built was 401 Front Street, but now it is 401 East Riverside Drive. In 1905, it was the home of Jeffersonville's Mayor, Henry Burts and his family. The Mayor, a democrat, was in office from 1904 to 1906. in...
    • 358. Three churches

    • Architecture; Churches
    • The pictures of three churches were lain on a drawing of a stalk of wheat with a wheat wreath in the bottom left hand corner, and then the slide image created. The three churches are, from left to right, the Christian Church located at 328 Watt...
    • 531. Inside the dance hall

    • Dance halls; Amusement parks; Dance
    • Original picture taken sometime in the late 1920's or early 1930's for a Rose Island promotional pamphlet. Pictured is a larger number of men and women dancing. It has been suggest that they are dancing either a foxtrot or the two-step. The...
    • Letter from Ida Mae Beyl to Mr. Dorsey, January 9, 1945.

    • Speedometer (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Military leaves and furloughs; Military training; Recreation; Aircraft; Christmas; Columbus (Ohio)--Social life and customs--1940-1950
    • The Jesse G. Dorsey Collection of World War II Correspondence consists of correspondence from 348 service members and their relatives, written to Jesse Dorsey during World War II. Mr. Dorsey was the Director of Recreation and Welfare and editor of...
    • 413. Prisoners filling sandbags, 1913 Flood

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education
    • Prisoners from the Indiana Reformatory (formerly the Indiana Prison South) are depicted filling and placing sandbags along the railroad lines north of Clarksville and Jeffersonville during the 19193 flood. From maps, the railroad tracks were most...
    • Korean War Letter from Delyn R Werner to Jesse G Dorsey 8 Oct 1951

    • Korean War, 1950-1953--United States; Speedometer (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Camp Atterbury (Ind.); United States. Army--Military life;Military education; Correspondence; Indiana University
    • Delyn is writing from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The first time he received Jesse’s letters he was in Europe while in combat with an Infantry rifle company. He really appreciates receiving the letters once again from Jesse just as...
    • 3. 415 East Riverside Drive

    • Architecture
    • Originally built by P. F. Myers circa 1860's or 1870's, this building has been used as a home, a hotel, a hospital, a boarding house, apartments (1983), and is now a condominium. The original street name was Front Street. In 1983, it's residents...
    • 54. 129 Pearl Street

    • Architecture; Education
    • This home was built about 1850. A family named Matthews lived in the house in its earliest years. It is reputed to have been part of the Underground Railroad. When the home was remodeled in the late twentieth century a 1853 newspaper was found in...

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